ETSU picked to finish 8th in SoCon
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/* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable The ETSU football team was picked to finish 8th in the Southern Conference. The Bucs went 2-6 in their first season competing in the SoCon. The coaches also released the presason All-Southern Conference first and second teams.
2017 Preseason Southern Conference Coaches Poll Team (1 st -place votes) Total 1. Wofford (7) 63 2. The Citadel (2) 54 3. Samford 52 4. Chattanooga 41 5. Mercer 32 6. Western Carolina 27 7. Furman 26 8. ETSU 17 9. VMI 12 2017 Preseason All-Southern Conference Football Teams Offensive Player of the Year: Devlin Hodges, R-Jr., QB, Samford Defensive Player of the Year: Kailik Williams, Sr., DB, The Citadel First Team Offense QB Devlin Hodges, R-Jr., Samford RB Cam Jackson, Sr., The Citadel RB Detrez Newsome, Sr., Western Carolina OL Tyler Davis, Jr., The Citadel OL Matthew Schmidt, Sr., Furman OL Thomas Marchman, Sr., Mercer OL Josh Cardiello, Sr., Chattanooga OL Roo Daniels, Sr., Wofford TE Sam Walker, R-Jr., Mercer WR Kelvin McKnight, Jr., Samford WR Terryon Robinson, R-Sr., Western Carolina First Team Defense DL Ahmad Gooden, R-Jr., Samford DL Isaiah Mack, Jr., Chattanooga DL Miles Brown, Jr., Wofford DL Tyler Vaughn, Sr., Wofford LB Shaheed Salmon, Sr., Samford LB Dale Warren, Sr., Chattanooga LB Allan Cratsenberg, Sr., VMI LB Datavious Wilson, So., Wofford DB Kailik Williams, Sr., The Citadel DB Omari Williams, Sr., Samford DB Lucas Webb, Sr., Chattanooga DB Devin Watson, Jr., Wofford First Team Specialists PK Cole Fisher, Jr., Mercer P Ian Berryman, R-Jr., Western Carolina RS Detrez Newsome, Sr., Western Carolina Second Team Offense QB Alejandro Bennifield, Sr., Chattanooga RB Antonio Wilcox, Sr., Furman RB Richardre Bagley, Sr., Chattanooga OL Alex Rios, Sr., ETSU OL Caleb Yates, Sr., Mercer OL Malcolm White, So., Chattanooga OL Nathan Dalton, R-Jr., Western Carolina OL Ross Demmel, Jr., Wofford TE Chandler Gouger, Sr., Wofford WR Marquise Irvin, Jr., Mercer WR James Stovall, Sr., Chattanooga Second Team Defense DL Ken Allen, Jr., The Citadel DL Jonathan King, Sr., The Citadel DL Jaylan Reid, R-Jr., Furman DL Isaiah Buehler, R-Jr., Mercer DL Taylor Reynolds, Sr., Chattanooga LB Myles Pierce, Sr., The Citadel LB Dylan Weigel, R-Jr., ETSU LB Ryan Francis, R-Sr., VMI DB Aaquil Annoor, Jr., Furman DB Trevor Wright, Sr., Chattanooga DB Greg Sanders, Sr., VMI DB Keion Crossen, Sr., Western Carolina DB George Gbesee, So., Wofford Second Team Specialists PK JJ Jerman, Jr., ETSU P Austin Barnard, R-Sr., Samford RS Chandler Curtis, Sr., Mercer